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YMMV: Canaan
  • Crazy Awesome: Jin the Taxi Driver.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: This may be the only show where a suicide assassination attempt is played for laughs—at first.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The badass taxi driver who wasn't even named in-story! Also Liang Qi herself has gotten a considerable fanbase; being voiced by Rie Tanaka helps.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Alphard and Liang Qi.
  • Foe Yay: Alphard does like pinning Canaan down a lot, and isn't particularly in a hurry to kill her, which makes Liang Qi quite jealous.
  • Freud Was Right: Subverted. In episode 4, Santana says he will "Make [Hakko] happy in bed." What does he do? Shows her some magic tricks. No, not those magic tricks.
  • Genius Bonus:
    • Alphard is the name of a star in the middle of the Hydra constellation. It is also known as the "Heart of the Snake" because of that (thus, no wonder Alphard commands the "Snakes"). "Al-Phard" also means "the lonely one" in Arabic because it's the brightest star in the whole sky sector.
    • Canaan is the name of the land that eventually became Israel in the Old Testament.
    • Before even that, "Canaan" referred to Phoenicians (you can even hear the phonetic similarity) in their own language. Phoenicians were the supreme mariners and traders of their time and founded Carthage, The Rival and Worthy Opponent to Ancient Rome. They also invented the alphabet.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In first episode, on a tv screen the TVB Jade watermark is displayed on the further top-right. In summer 2013, the watermark was moved their in Real Life as part of the switch away from standard defintion.
  • Les Yay: Canaan and Maria. They flirt a lot, indeed. At one point, Maria even delivers lines that can easily be interpreted as a confession of love.
  • Les Yay Shipping: There are quite a few fans of Alphard/Canaan, not to mention Maria/Canaan.
  • Magnificent Bitch: You might see Alphard as this.
  • Memetic Mutation: HIGH TENSION!!
    • Sugoi!
  • Moral Event Horizon: Liang Qi does not seem to be able to live through one day without doing this once.
  • More Popular Spin Off: In North America, due to Type-Moon involvement.
  • One-Scene Wonder: CHINESE STYLE. '''HIGH TENSION!'''
  • Squick: Hakko becomes very intimate with Santana's dead body.
  • The Woobie: Hakko. Oh, Hakko.
    • Cummings, too.
  • Woolseyism: The dub adds more swearing.

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